My 200-4R swap adventure (1970 Buick GS 455)

Discussion in 'The "Juice Box"' started by Cutlass, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass Active Member

    Hello everybody,
    many of you have noticed and already contributed to the thread I initiated recently.

    http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/list-of-well-proven-200-4r-applications.339490/

    Here my intension was to have a thread to just collect data about the various swaps which already have accomplished (kind of a library).

    Since then I got thinking and concluded, that for my swap project it will be very usefull to have a thread where everyone interested can just contribute and nobody (including me) feels somewhat bound to the particular format of the thread. This is my motivation to open this particular thread. Hopefully my intension come across ok, as english is not my native tongue.

    So here we go:
    Thanks to techg8 my attention was brought to something I have not even started thinking about. Modification of my carborator. I have a 1969 Rochester Quadrajet installed. It looks like being all original and I am somewhat hesitant to weld, or even just drill a hole. Most likely the next issue will be hood clearance once the carborator is raised enough to get clearance of the TV cable to the intake manifold. I definately want to keep the stock dual intake aircleaner. What are my options in that regard?
     
  2. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    The everyday performance setup is a great way to be able to retain the carb you have. Another might be to run the cable into the gas pedal similar to how the "kickdown cable" is attached in a stock setup. Either will work. Just have to decide on the one that is best for you.
     
  3. Cutlass

    Cutlass Active Member

    Here is a picture of my carb. Where exactly would I run into clearance issue between TV-cable and intake manifold? If I would use the spacer kit from everyday performance, would I still be able to use the stock aircleaner with enough clearance to the hood? Unfortunately my car is in offsite storage for the winter so that I am not able to provide better pictures.
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